February’s Character Trait of the Month- Manners Welcome New Students 2013-14 Christopher H., 6th Grade Elizabeth H., 1st Grade Shubdutt B. :Preschool Amberly M.: Preschool Sophia W. : PreK Updates from HoS&Board: **Our technology fee for next school year will be $125.00 For those of you that may be wondering, Mr. Smith, our PE teacher has been out this week due to a car accident. We have spoken with him recently and our hope is that he will be back in the next week or two. In the meantime Ms. Warren will be subbing for him. 2013-2014 TPAAK Re- enrollment/Enrollment Dates Re- enrollment and Enrollment Packets Due TODAY Feb. 1 **K-8 Group Tours at 10 and 1 Daily Feb. 1 and beyond Preference is given to re- enrolling families, than to new families by date of application until classes are full then we go to a lottery, We expect a wait list this year SCIENCE FAIR INFO TPAAK Science Fair Get excited TPAAK! The annual Science Fair is coming up. Please look through the information packet going home on Tuesday next week with details and guidelines. What: All students will complete a science project at home. Students can choose to enter their projects into the fair for judging. When: Students have until March 8th to complete projects at home. Projects will be due to homeroom classes on Friday, March 8th. The science fair will be held on Saturday, March 9th. Where: The projects will be completed at home. The science fair will be in the TPAAK cafeteria. How: Students should complete projects with help from parents. They should get creative and use the internet or the library for ideas. Students should follow the steps of the Scientific Method! Please contact Ms. Comerford for questions at [email protected] Have fun and think like scientists!!! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Midtown Arts Center's Academy is enrolling for K-12 acting, musical theatre and specialty classes! Sign up today before classes are full! These 10-week sessions will give your young performer the tools they need to star on Broadway or simply star in their next school play! Specialized for each age group, each class will focus on different elements of either Acting or Musical Theatre technique ranging from music-reading, choreography, and makeup to Shakespeare, improvisation, and theatre history. Musical Theatre classes Grades 3-5: Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 Grades 6-8: Tuesdays 5:45-7:00 Grades 9-12: Tuesdays 5:45-7:00 Acting classes Grades 3-5: Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 Grades 6-8: Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 Combo of both Acting and Musical Theatre Grades K-2: Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 Advanced Acting** Grades 8-12: Wednesdays 5:45-7:00 **Audition only class. Please contact the box office for more information. Based on the core-curriculum style, students will receive instruction in all aspects of their specialized class and will be age-appropriate in focus and scope. Each class will culminate with a showcase of the skills learned over the course of the semester held in our new Theatre One space. Our fall classes run February 19 - May 1. Final performances will be held on the weekend following the final week on May 4 & 5. There will be a weeklong break from March 18-22 for spring break. Tuition for each class is only $239 and includes: 10 weeks of personal instruction from degreed professional actors (who are starring in our Dinner Theatre and Young Audiences Series productions!) The chance to perform in our brand new Theatre One space in front of family and friends Knowledge that will help young actors succeed in the professional theatre world Priority registration for our upcoming Summer Academy Camps! We offer a 10% discount for sibling groups, so be sure to sign up ALL of your little performers! Know someone who may be interested? If they give your name when they register, YOU earn free tickets to the Dinner Theatre productions! Please contact the box office for more details. To register, simply call the box office at (970) 225-2555 or register quickly online ______________________________________________ Friday, February 1st is “Give Kids A Smile Day” and Children from low income families can receive basic dental care. AN appointment is necessary. Visit the website for more information: http://cdaonline.org/index.php?option=com -based scholarship opportunities are also available. For more information, ___________________________________________________________ ________________________-------------________________ SAVE The Date: PTLO Meeting Tuesday, February 5at 6PM February 8- E-learning day- NO School- Professional Development February 11-22- 3rd grade TCAP Testing (please don’t be absent, come prepared and schedule appointments for another time) February 12- Bd. Mtg. Free Childcare 6PM February 14- Boys Jean day February 18- No School- Presidents Day! February 19- Kindergarten Info Night 6 PM February 22- TPAAK 5th graders Shadow Middle Schoolers February 25- TPAAK 5th gr Parent Middle School Info Night February 27- Paragon Adventure Night and ELL Culture Night March1- Study Island Contest ends Saturday March 2- CHAMPIONS Parent Night March4-16- 3-8th grade TCAP Testing-(please don’t be absent, come prepared and schedule appointments for another time) March 5- PTLO Mtg 6PM March 8- Science Fair projects due to class Saturday March 9- TPAAK Science Fair March 12- Bd. Mtg. Free Childcare 6PM March 15- Tech Fee Due to reserve your spot March 17-25 SPRING BREAK ~*~*~*~ Colorado Charter Schools Rally at the Capitol Celebrating 20 Years! Mark your calendar for the 2013 Colorado Charter Schools Rally. The event will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. This year is our chance to show our state's elected officials the "face" of the 20th generation of Colorado's charter schools students, and thank them for passing the Colorado Charter Schools Act back in 1993. We want to have as many charter school students at the Capitol on April 11 as possible. The Colorado Charter Schools Rally is a great learning opportunity for students of all ages. Take advantage of this chance to learn more about our state's legislative process. In addition to the rally, many other activities will be available including tours of the Capitol, a display of charter school student artwork, opportunities to visit other Denver attractions such as the U.S. Mint, museums, and more. Art Room help needed: Ms. Andrejasich is in need of help in these areas of the art room. Some work can be brought home and returned to school if that helps. Times are flexible if you can spare an hour or two a week helping to keep the art room in order and running smoothly! Thanks so much! Students are in charge of art supply care in the art room but I check them often in order to save on replacement costs. Refill glue bottles, keep them clean Color pencils, markers and crayons all in order Check paint brushes and sinks to keep clean All paints in proper cabinets and closed Paint shirts hung up or bagged for laundry Check clay tools and clay bags Recycle dry clay, needs to be smashed put in large containers and soaked Reference files in order Art Library books on proper shelves Sort art supply donations Tables, stools and floor clean Projects sorted and stored for yearend displays Displays prepared and set up Calling all young artists: Submit your artwork for a chance to see it on the Google homepage. The competition is open to students K-12 nationwide from January 15th through March 1st. This year’s theme: ”My Best Day Ever...” For more information visit: www.google.com/doodle4google Winning student receives a $30,000.00 scholarship to the college of their choice and a trip to New York! The winning school receives a $50,000.00 grant for technology! Beginner Flute Class starting! Do you want to play the flute? Group lessons are beginning Thursday, February 7 from 3:45 to 4:30. There is one school flute available for a student to borrow. Class size limited to three students and the cost is $15 a week. Please contact Mrs. Floyd [email protected] for details. BATTLE OF THE BARDS POETRY CONTEST Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults! Write a poem and submit your entry in Poudre River Public Library District's "Battle of the Bards" poetry contest. Entries muse be received between February 1 and February 15, 2013. Complete contest rules, how to enter, and prize information is available at http://www.poudrelibraries.org/contact/pdf/contest.pdf. SATURDAY STORYTIMES Popular Saturday Storytimes continue at Council Tree Library where library staff will share their love of books through stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This storytime is for children of all ages and their families. Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. No registration needed. ANIMAL AFTERNOON Practice your reading with Larimer Animal People Partnership volunteers and their special story-loving critters. Enjoy good books and the opportunity to read to friendly animals. For children in grades K-5. 40-60 minutes. 3:00 p.m. Old Town Library, 1st Sunday each month Council Tree Library, 2nd Sunday each month Harmony Library 4th Sunday each month AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE WORKSHOP WITH FALE Old Town Library February 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month by learning African drumming, dancing and singing. Fale (Fort Collins African Drum & Dance Troupe)will lead kids of all ages in a one-hour workshop that highlights the fundamentals of West African Drum and Dance. This free program is open to all ages and sponsored by the Poudre River Friends of the Library. LOVE MY LIBRARY CONTEST Poudre River Public Library District is once again having an “I Love My Library” essay contest for library-lovers of all ages. Five winners will be picked, one from each category according to age: young child, youth, teen, adult, and senior. The winners will be awarded a prize and winning essays will be featured on the District website. Essays should be no more than 500 words and children ages 6 and under may draw a picture instead. Submissions should be sent to Webster House, Attn: Library Lovers at 301 E. Olive, Fort Collins, CO 80524 no later than February 28, 2013. Be sure to add your name, address, phone number and age. For more information contact the Library District at 221-6740. New Kung Fu school starting! A TPAAK family is starting a new Kung Fu school in town. There will be classes for kids and adults. The kids classes will be offered at two different, convenient times. There is the after school option from 4:30pm-5:15pm and the after dinner option from 6pm-6:45pm. Adult classes will run from 7pm -8:30pm.The school, called Kung Fu Underground, is located at 700 S College Ave Unit B. It is right on the SE corner of Laurel and College. There is going to be a grand opening on Saturday, February 2nd from 11am-2pm. There will Kung Fu demonstrations by kids and adults including combat and weapons demonstrations. There will also be music and chances to win prizes including t-shirts and even a free massage! More information about the school can be found at the website: www.SanSooUnderground.com Yoga for Parents! There’s an exciting new opportunity for parents in the Fort Collins area who are interested in doing yoga! Since so often parents find it difficult to arrange childcare so that they can go enjoy a yoga class, two certified yoga instructors are offering yoga for parents! Bring your kids with you, and one of us will look after them while the other guides you in a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga experience. The classes are held at Front Range Classical Ballet Academy, at 11:15 every Saturday morning. Just $8 covers the cost of a yoga class led by a professional yoga instructor, and a fun and engaging childcare experience for your child. We hope to see you there! -Alexi Atkins and Abrona Ferrari Week of 2/4-2/7 Lunch Menu Monday, February 4th – Cheese Pizza served with carrots and fresh fruit Tuesday, February 5th – Cheeseburger served with green beans and fresh fruit Wednesday, February 6th – Chicken patty sandwich served with broccoli and fresh fruit Thursday, February 7th – Chicken drummies served with mashed potatoes and gravy and fresh fruit ~*~* PTLO would love to have you join us, Tuesday, February 5th at 6 pm, in the library. We will be planning the activities for the remainder of the year! Hope to see you there! *~*~* We are putting together pictures for the yearbook. If you have any class pictures from Paragon night, field trips, or after school activities please email them to [email protected] TPAAK’s Mission Statement The mission of T.R. Paul Academy of Arts & Knowledge is to teach students the joy of learning and the importance of expressing individual talent artistically and academically while enhancing community and culture.